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Officials fear tax scam moving in

The old adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," could be applied to a rise in tax-return related scams being perpetrated across the Southeast, Internal Revenue Service officials say.

August 01, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued for area

A heat advisory is in effect from noon until 8 this evening for 11 counties in southeast Georgia, including Liberty, Bryan and Long, according to Liberty County EMS Director Mike Hodges.

July 29, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Two people found stabbed in Midway

Two people were found stabbed at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Charlie Butler Road in Midway, according to Midway Fire Chief Terrell Chipp.

July 21, 2011 | | Public Safety


RH business owner fatally shot in Savannah

Police are investigating the death of a 47-year-old Savannah man who was found shot in his wrecked pickup on Ogeechee Road after it crashed into the rear of an SUV Tuesday afternoon.

July 21, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Attorneys question lethal injection drug

ATLANTA - Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be executed this week have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate.

July 19, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Tropical storm headed away from U.S.

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Bret was moving slowly north-northeast from the Bahamas and forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast, the National Weather Service reported this morning.

July 19, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


GBI alerts on Facebook, Twitter

ATLANTA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be releasing child abduction and other crime alerts on Twitter and Facebook accounts.

July 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Bryan County deputy, wife arrested in domestic dispute

Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Elisha Lynn and his wife, Amanda Elise Keelin Lynn, were arrested Monday afternoon following a domestic dispute, according to a Bulloch County Sheriff's Office report.

July 13, 2011 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Second home burns in a week

A second Richmond Hill home caught fire in less than a week. But unlike lightning that struck a house four days before, officials believe the cause of Sunday's fire on Steven Street to be electrical in nature.

July 13, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Public Safety


Crime reports for July 13

Recent crime reports filed with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department included:

July 13, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Heat advisory upgraded to warning

ATLANTA - Weather forecasters say more above-average temperatures are in store for Georgia, with a heat advisory issued for much of the state and an excessive heat warning in effect in some southeastern areas.

July 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Lightning strike destroys home

Rain showers didn't stop fire from destroying a Richmond Hill home Wednesday afternoon after a lightning strike set the house ablaze.

July 11, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


DNR rangers, fisherman rescue family

REIDSVILLE - Authorities say two Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers and a fisherman rescued two boys and their father from the Ohoopee River.

July 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Okefenokee fires continue to burn

FOLKSTON - Fire information officials at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge say the Honey Prairie Fire continues to burn, and a new blaze has been identified.

July 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Crime reports for July 2

Among the reports recently filed with the Richmond Hill PD was:

July 05, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

February 27, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Vehicles Damaging County Property

Incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

February 27, 2015 | | Public Safety


Missing woman, son may be in Bryan

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding an apparently suicidal woman and her 2-year-old son who live in the far southeastern part of that county.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police reports: Man calls cops on bar for cutting him off

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Public Safety


I-95 crash near Midway kills woman

A woman was killed in a wreck on I-95 Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged home-invasion shooter caught in Pembroke

Herbert Lewis, who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion in Walthourville last year, has been arrested and now faces three charges, including two aggravated assault.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Officer scolds parent for kids left in car

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

February 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RHPD searching for missing man

The Richmond Hill Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Timothy Jaskiewicz. He last was seen on Monday, Feb. 16, in the Richmond Hill area and may be driving a dark-red 2002 Toyota Tundra with the Florida tag BDZN21. Anyone who sees Jaskiewicz or knows of his whereabouts should call RHPD Det. Linton at 912-756-2863 or 756-5645.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Wind chill advisory issued for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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